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New Religious Movements in China

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:29am
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In the late 1970s, academics came to use the term New Religious Movement (NRM) to replace “cult” in light of the pejorative connotation in daily English. At the time, NRM referred to small religious groups whose membership was predominately in the first generation. The leaders’ authority derived from charisma and they promised exclusive means to access the ultimate source of the cosmos that they alone possessed. They held beliefs and practices that differed from the traditional ones in the surrounding religious environment, such as innovative interpretations of ancient scripture or rituals and an independent organization. They lack recognized legitimacy in the eyes of the religious establishment.

CREATION AND DESTRUCTION: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought

updated: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:28pm
Duke University MA Program in Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought 
Duke University                                                 February 23–24, 2018 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh

Call for General and Specific Submissions

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:16am
Rosette Maleficarum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Rosette Maleficarum prides itself on literary works that promote the darker aspects of life. From a dilapidated doll that watched her owner abandon her, to the ghost of a soldier  who wanders the battlefield, the journal records to struggles of humanity. Even so, I’m open to little innocent lights, ones that bring back the nostalgia of our youth. But who knows? Just send a piece in, and perhaps it could be published here.

General Submissions

Truth and Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:47pm
International Medieval Society (IMS-Paris)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 24, 2017

Truth and Fiction

28-30 June 2018, Paris

Religion in Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US, MELUS 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:17am
Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A tradition for the last several years at MELUS, this panel focuses on expressions, representations, critiques, and/or celebrations of religion and/or spirituality in multi-ethnic American literature. We especially welcome presentations that incorporate the conference theme, “TransCulture” (see the general MELUS CFP for a description of the theme), but are open to proposals on any aspect of religion/spirituality in multi-ethnic literature.

Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:18am
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.

'War and Peace'

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:28pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

‘War and Peace’

3-7 July 2018, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London

 

 Keynote: Mariaconcetta Costantini, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

 

Keynote: Carolyn Oulton, Canterbury Christ Church University

 

Keynote: Cathy Waters, University of Kent

 

Round Table on the State of the Field:

The Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:45pm
Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies is proud to announce that The University of Texas at Dallas is the new home of The Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches (ASC). The Ackerman Center invites you to join fellow scholars March 3-5, 2018 as we continue the important legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke nearly fifty years ago. This conference offers the opportunity to address the historical significance of the Holocaust through scholarship that is interfaith, international, and interdisciplinary. The ASC provides an invaluable forum for scholars to discuss and advance Holocaust research, ensuring the valuable lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant for today’s world.

The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:20pm
The Hitchlit Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism

Deadline: November 17, 2017

The Hitchlit Review is seeking high-quality submissions that explore secularism(s) and feminism(s) for our “Women’s Issue.” Some themes we’d love to see explored:

-Education & Secularism

-Romantic Partnerships & Secularism

-Workplace Secularism

-Domestic Secularism

-Race & Secularism

-Indigenous Feminism & Secularism

-Islamic Feminism & Secularism

-International Secularism

New Directions for Rhetorical Studies in Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
Mark Kaethler and Anton Bergstrom / Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rhetoric and literature obviously have an intricate shared history in early modern studies evidenced by the likes of George Puttenham’s Art of English Poesie (1579) among other manuals and treatises, but studies continue to demonstrate that there is more to be examined at this scholarly intersection. By applying research in cognitive studies, for instance, Raphael Lyne offers a new perspective on Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric, and in a forthcoming piece Michael Ullyot and Adam Bradley employ digital technologies in order to study the applications of rhetorical tropes like gradatio in early modern drama more broadly. This panel seeks to discuss what other innovations or findings are possible with or without novel applications.

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